Tag Archives: shortages
Fri, Mar 25, 2011 | 11:25 GMT
Nintendo UK marketing manager James Honeywell has said that, regardless of whether you pre-ordered or not, there’ll be enough UK 3DS units for everyone to buy from today, this weekend and beyond – but he’s warned that the price could go up.
Sat, Mar 20, 2010 | 05:29 GMT
You haven’t eaten lunch for a whole year. You’ve sold organs you didn’t even know you had. On the rare occasion that you venture out to a restaurant, your meals are more spit than food because you’ve become notorious for never-ever tipping.
But all of that’s ok! Because now you can afford a fancy-shmancy “next-generation” game console. Your life’s back on track, it’s all uphill from here, and… hold on. “Sold out”?!
Wed, Oct 07, 2009 | 14:42 BST
NoA boss Reggie Fils-Aime’s told MSNBC that he’s not expecting any Wii or DS hardware shortages running into the end of 2009.
“From our stand-point, we’re prepared,” he said when asked if punters can expect to go begging this Christmas.
“We have a tremendous amount of product in inventory. We’re been flowing product into retail. We do not expect to have shortages on our products.”
The exec laid out the inevitable caveat.
“Now, if we do experience them, I’d love to have that problem,” he added, “but we’re not seeing that happening this year.”
Quick. Buy three Wiis. Who knows when they’ll run out again?
Fri, Sep 19, 2008 | 07:40 BST
There’s clearly a “messaging” issue going on here. Despite GameStop CEO Dan DeMatteo saying a month ago that getting a Wii this Christmas was going to be some kind of living hell, GameStop vice president of merchandising, Bob McKenzie, has told MTV that no one needs to worry. It’s all going to be fine.
“It’s been a unique ride for Nintendo to have the Wii going into a third year this November where the consumer may still be searching for it,” he said.
“Our look from Nintendo, though, is that it will be much, much better than it has been the last two years. I can’t say we will be in stock every day throughout the holiday season but I can tell you that the current flow we’ve seen coming from Nintendo on Wii hardware makes us very confident that we will meet the business model that we’ve got.”
There’s a full interview through the link.
Tue, Sep 09, 2008 | 16:24 BST
GameStop CEO Dan DeMatteo has told GameDaily that there are nothing like enough Wiis to go around at the moment, and he thinks it’s a problem that’s going to run into the holidays.
“I’ve never seen this type of demand before. I know they’re making more, but we’re still short like everybody else. I think we’ll have a continued shortage this Christmas,” he said.
He continued, “I don’t see a near-term end in sight for Wii shortages, not unless they really ramp up supply. I think they’ve ramped it up 20 percent or so, but Nintendo is fairly cautious by nature. They ramped it up 20 and it’s still evaporating.”
More through the link.